Provo Youth Mentoring

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A student and a young boy look into an exhibit of birds at a museum
What is _____?: 

What is Provo Youth Mentoring?


Provo Youth Mentoring provides mentors for elementary school students in the Provo School District to help with schoolwork and create positive relationships between mentors and students while having fun.

 

Volunteer Commitment: Mentors are expected to attend one training meeting followed by volunteering 1 hour per week throughout the semester.

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Taylor Johnson

Executive Director

(734) 476-9579

Mon. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Craig Brailsford

(801) 372-3289

Wed. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Joshua Keller

(907) 854-3912

 

Jace Pulsipher

(614) 771-7706

Wed. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

 

Jess Delange

(925) 808-9475

Mon. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Michael Swan

(801) 828-7402

Tues. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

Time Commitment 

1 hour a week

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


There are trainings for the off campus program each week in room 1050 WSC at the following times:

Tuesdays at 1:00 PM

Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Fridays at 10:00 AM

 

To get started, please attend one of the above meetings. From then on, you can visit your student at their school at a time of your choosing! If you would like more information, please email provoyouthmentoring@byu.edu

You will also need to fill out a BYU Background check before volunteering. Bring your driver's license or passport with you to 2010 or 2330 WSC to fill out a Background Check. 

 

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

For most of my time at BYU, Fridays have been my favorite day every week--not because of fewer classes, but because I can have fun with the student I mentor and feel like I am making an impact in someone's life. I love how convenient the program makes it to make meaningful service a part of my life, which is so difficult but makes such a difference during the busy semester. It is an incredible feeling to know that your example and involvement in a child's life has a chance to alter their life course for the better. Beyond that, though, I think I end up benefiting even more than my student because of the friendship and happiness they share with me.

-Taylor Johnson